and case-bearer: A slender straw coloured, three valved tubular silken case, about
10 mm long. Mouth angle about 30° (British
slender tubular silken case, about 10 mm long, straw coloured, three
valved. Mouth angle about 30° (Bladmineerders van Europa).
traces are illustrated in the Encyclopedia of Life.
Larva: The larvae of moths have a head capsule and chewing mouthparts with opposable mandibles (see video of a gracillarid larva feeding), six thoracic legs and abdominal legs (see examples).
The larva is illustrated in Bladmineerders van Europa.
Pupa: The pupae of moths have visible head appendages, wings and legs which lie in sheaths (see examples).
The adult is illustrated in UKMoths and the Encyclopedia
of Life. The male
genitalia are illustrated by the Lepidoptera Dissection Group.
Hosts in Great Britain & Ireland:
of year - larvae: August to September, then May to June when
on Inula. July to August, then April to May when on Eupatorium (British
of year - adults: June to August (UKMoths).
in Great Britain & Ireland: Widespread in Britain including
Anglesey (VC52), Bedfordshire (VC30), Cambridgeshire (VC29), Cheshire (VC58), Derbyshire (VC57), East Cornwall (VC2), East Norfolk (VC27), East Suffolk (VC25), Glamorganshire (VC41), Herefordshire (VC36),
North Devon (VC4), North Essex (VC19), North Hampshire (VC12), North Somerset (VC6), North Wiltshire (VC7), Pembrokeshire (VC45), Shropshire (VC40), South Devon (VC3), South Wiltshire (VC8),
Staffordshire (VC39), Surrey (VC17), West Cornwall (VC1), West Gloucestershire (VC34), West Kent (VC16),
West Norfolk (VC28) and West Suffolk (VC26) (NBN
to 1962 both C. follicularis and C.
trochilella were thought to be a single species, C. troglodytella.
Consequently, distribution is clouded by older records which are
not attributed to one or other of the two species.
recorded in the Republic of Ireland (UKMoths
and Karsholt and van Nieukerken in Fauna Europaea). See also Ireland's NBDC interactive map.
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elsewhere: Widespread in continental Europe including Albania,
Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Danish mainland,
Estonia, Finland, French mainland, Germany, Greek mainland, Hungary,
Italian mainland, Latvia, North Aegean Is., Poland, Romania, Sicily,
Slovakia, Spanish mainland, Sweden, Switzerland and The Netherlands.
Also recorded in the Near East (Karsholt and van Nieukerken in Fauna Europaea).
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